Please note this Article is undergoing alteration to add V5 Constraint Sketching and examples of operation.
In section mode ( shortcut keyboard key X) , if enabled as below in options, drawn lines from existing features offer the ability to automatically extrude or revolve ( to make solid ).
Enable the underlined option in File-> DesignSpark options -> Advanced.
Note V5 operates differently with the new Constraint Sketcher.
Traditional Sketcher only. Example of adding sketch geometry :
Adding geometry to create new faces Gif 1 of 4 below
In V5 with the Constraint Sketcher and Auto Extrude / Revolve enabled, there are now 2 options.
a) Work with the File / Document as the active part - Lines from existing geometry will auto generate into Extruded / revolved faces but not auto solidify until combined with any nominated part.
Adding geometry to create new faces Gif 2 of 4 below ( V5 Constraint Sketcher )
NOTE: If in active part, creation of geometry forces Sketch Mode operation.
b) Work on the Active part, ( Note: no faces are made until completion of the constrained sketch ).
Draw the changes and add or not any dimensions - sketches may be totally without dimensions, partially or fully or even over constrained. Sketch entities may be constrained / dimensioned to any existing sketch entity displayed. If a sketch is joined into a loop then upon sketch completion / exit, a face is produced available to be manually extruded / revolved etc.
Adding geometry to create new faces Gif 3 of 4 below ( V5 Constraint Sketcher )
It's possible to have many little sketch loops that will make faces upon ending the sketch. Fully, under or over constrained will still make a face, Over constraining ( Red colour curves) requires either an undo or a change to existing constraints / curve deletion to reduce constraining conditions.
The over constraint of the added 1.50 dim ( tip the line is already dark blue i.e. fully constrained) causes over constraining. Sketch can be accepted as is, or undone or curve / constraint deleted to sketch continue.
The below gif shows red over constraint curves becoming a face. Note Red curves can't be changes without a deletion of constraint or curve to continue sketching.
Adding geometry to create new faces Gif 4 of 4 below ( V5 Constraint Sketcher )
Existing sectional geometry can be used as a fixed reference for sketch dimension driving or anchoring.
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 1 of 8 below. FILL command
Showing a box selection, Fill command. Dragging a face to 'fill in a volume' and selection of the chamfer. Fill command.
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 2 of 8 below.
DRAG TO VALUE
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 3 of 8 below
DRAG USING GRID OR EXISTING GEOMETRY
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 4 of 8 below
Edge creation using PULL to divide a face.
Edge drag creating a taper.
Dragging to adjusted reference ( blue target) , selected Bore and Taper faces.
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 5 of 8 below
Taper edge selected, Fill.
Chamfer creation. Invoke Pull command. Select vertex ( corner), in mini tool bar, select Chamfer option, enter size.
Chamfer creation by copy. Select vertex, choose Upto option selecting another chamfer.
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 6 of 8 below
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 7 of 8 below
Multiple face Pulling
Pull to absolute value or offset value.
Pull by adjusting values by using .Nudging. value by Normal, Small or Large amounts. Set 'Nudge' in Options>Snap>Nudge
Manipulating existing section geometry Gif 8 of 8 below
Move with Snap
Move / Pull by Annotation label value change
Move and Snap to face. Set a Move direction by selection of move axis arrow and hold Shift key while dragging - hold curser near to target faces , faces highlight or vertex point with faded plane is shown when co-planar.
Cylindrical faces may be Pulled to size by Label value change.
Faces may be Moved or Pulled to reposition by Label value change.
Article is undergoing alteration to add V5 Constraint Sketching and examples of operation.